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Lockdown film event a success

Over 2 weeks at the end of 2020 our #WeeGreenScreen online film event brought seven great environmental documentaries to an audience of over 90 people across Glasgow and beyond. Following each film we hosted an on-line discussion to look at how the environmental issues highlighted on screen were linked to our city, and the actions we could take as GNPC, and as individuals, to tackle them. Many thanks to everyone that attended, contributed to the discussions, and helped make the event a sucess.

The films ranged from David Attenborough's new documentary 'A Life On Our Planet', through films focussing on the global climate emergency, plastic pollution, and the importance of our soils, to 'The Beginning of Life 2 - Outside', a brilliant and inspiring film exploring the importance of connecting children to nature.

One of the liveliest discussions was with Matthew Gandy, Professor of Geography at Cambridge University, and writer and director of Natura Urbana, which tells the story of the brachen of Berlin. The film emphasised that these leftover urban spaces are not 'wastelands', but are unique natural spaces, and sparked a conversation about how we could re-imagine and celebrate some of Glasgow forgotton spaces.

As the current coronavirus lockdown continues we are looking at extending #WeeGreenScreen, with two further film showings being planned for March. Keep any eye out for dates coming soon.

In addition to the film highlighted above, #WeeGreenScreen also included:

Some of the films shown are available to watch online for free, while others are available through streaming services.

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